Goianense 3-2 Fluminense: Fluminese slip up again and lose ground in the top three

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On Thursday, Fluminense suffered an away defeat to Atlético Goianense at Estadio Antonio Accioly. Goianense were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning last match. Fluminense were beaten 2-0 in their previous match against Atl. Mineiro. Goianense are currently 18th with 28 points from 30 matches, while Fluminense sit in 3rd, with 51 points from 30.

Fluminense started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early penalty goal from Jhon Arias in the 5th minute. The momentum was again with Fluminense, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from German Cano on the 37 minute mark to establish a 2-0 result. However, Goianense pull-back just before half-time, with a penalty goal from Diego Churín to see out the first half 2-1.

Goianense continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Gabriel Baralha on the 75 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Marlon Freitas made it 3-2 just before the final whistle to make it 3-2.

Substitutions for Goianense included Jefferson, Leo Pereira, Jorginho, Marlon Freitas and Edson for Arthur Henry, Luiz Fernando, Shaylon, Willian Maranhao and Dudu, respectively. Fluminense brought on Matheus Martins, Michel Araujo, Marrony, Caio Paulista and Willian, to replace Jhon Arias, Nathan, Felipe Melo, Calegari and Cristiano.

The referee booked Airton, Gabriel Baralha, Jefferson and Leo Pereira for Goianense.

Goianense next face Palmeiras while Fluminense are at home to America Mineiro.

Technical card:
Atlético Goianense:Renan, Dudu (Edson, min.87), Wanderson, Gazal, Arthur Henry (Jefferson, min.46), Airton, Shaylon (Jorginho, min.67), Willian Maranhao (Marlon Freitas, min.74), Gabriel Baralha, Luiz Fernando (Leo Pereira, min.46) and Diego Churín
Fluminense:Fabio Lopes, Calegari (Caio Paulista, min.81), Nino, Felipe Melo (Marrony, min.81), Cristiano (Willian, min.90), Nathan (Michel Araujo, min.80), Andre, Matheus Martinelli, Ganso, German Cano and Jhon Arias (Matheus Martins, min.69)
Stadium:Estadio Antonio Accioly
Goals:Jhon Arias (0-1, min. 5), German Cano (0-2, min. 37), Diego Churín (1-2, min. 45), Gabriel Baralha (2-2, min. 75) and Marlon Freitas (3-2, min. 88)